10 Quick facts about: Shawn Michaels

1.He was raised in a military family and spent a brief part of his early years in Reading, Berkshire, England

2.He was a stand-out linebacker at Randolph High School and eventually became captain of the football team.

3.He knew he wanted to become a professional wrestler at the age of twelve.

4.He is a born again Christian. He was raised as a Roman Catholic, but became a non-denominational Christian because of his wife.

5.In 1996, Hickenbottom posed for a non-nude layout in Playgirl magazine. Only after he posed did he discover Playgirl has a mostly gay readership, for which some of his fellow wrestlers teased him.

6.He is real life best friends with Triple H

7.Michaels was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011. Following his induction, WWE said, “Ask any Superstar on the WWE roster who the most gifted sports-entertainer of all time is and nearly everyone will have the same answer—Shawn Michaels.”

8.HBK was the first-ever WWE Superstar to achieve the Grand Slam (European, Intercontinental, Tag Team and World) Championship

9.HBK was the first WWE Superstar to win the Royal Rumble after drawing No. 1.

10.When Shawn was 19, he trained to become a professional wrestler with Jose Lothario. It cost him $3,000 for two months of training.

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